Arizona Budget & School Funding

Arizona schools are suffering from a combination of lower public investment, higher child poverty and rising enrollments. This is the result of a multiyear effort by Republicans and allies like the Goldwater Institute to cut taxes for the rich in a manner that forces schools to make tough choices while the state’s richest households do better than ever.

Teachers say low pay ends careers in Arizona, leaves some at crossroads

Teachers say low pay ends careers in Arizona, leaves some at crossroads

By: Katie Campbell December 4, 2017, 4:10 am

Arizona teachers have not been quiet about their reasons for abandoning the profession and even the state: high stress, low morale and low pay. Yet the state’s response has not been enough to end the ongoing crisis, a new report from a Washington D.C.-based think tank concludes.

AFT-AZ Is Fighting for Educators and Students at the Legislative Level

The Arizona Federation of Teachers is dedicated to putting in place EFFECTIVE RESEARCHED-BASED alternative to suspension measures at all levels of a child's education. The school-to-prison pipeline is spreading throughout the urban environment and there are far too many inexperienced teachers and administrators unwilling or unable to effectively intervene in a student's life before it is too late.